Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
In a bowl, beat the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and beat to mix in.
In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients making sure to incorporate them together well. You can also just mix them together with a whisk.
Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and mix until just incorporated. Chill for 1 hour.
Using a small scoop make balls about the size of ping-pongs and arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Using a fork, dipped in sugar, flatten each cookie in a criss-cross pattern.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and let set on cookie sheet for about 1 minute, then carefully transfer your cookies using a spatula to a cooling rack.
Makes about 2 dozen delicious cookies.
Pairs Well With
Always a hit with the kids, this family favorite cookie is originally from Betty Crocker.